Tonight's adventures

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Registered: 07-16-2001
Tonight's adventures
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Sun, 06-15-2014 - 2:03am
But not really adventures. A friend of mine texted and asked if I wanted to meet her, her husband, and another couple out. Since it was OUT where there'd be other people, I said sure. I cut my workout short, showered, got ready, and was getting ready to head out when I got the text- change of plans- they were just going to go home and drink. Uhm, no. Not gonna be a fifth wheel with no one else to talk to. But I was already dressed, so I went out alone. Everyone else was busy. Cute boy from Thursday wasn't there, but the 55 year old was. He kept bragging about "retiring from marriage", trash-talking his ex, and sliding in how much money he made. Awesome. Right in front of him, the bartender tells me another guy wanted to buy me a drink. I said sure and asked her to point him out. She gestured in a general direction. I wasn't entirely sure who the guy was, and he couldn't really come over with Mr. Retired monopolizing me. Finally, I see the older guy is leaving. Woohoo. As is the guy who bought me a drink (I think). I feel bad. I couldn't get over that way to even make eye contact or figure out for sure if it's the guy I think it is. I was on my phone most of the time the older guy was talking to me. I even turned my back to him. At one point, when I was talking to him, he interrupted me (for about the fourth time) and I told him to shut up so I could finish my sentence. He. Kept. Talking!!! If I could have escaped to another spot, I would have! Still far more fun than hanging out with two couples who have essentially never been single.
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Registered: 11-28-1999
Sun, 06-15-2014 - 10:51am

Well I admire you for having the guts to go out alone.  I agree that hanging out at home with 2 couples would not be that much fun for the lone single person unless you are doing an activity--sitting around drinking doesn't qualify.  Some people really don't get the hint that you aren't interested.

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Registered: 05-14-1999
Sun, 06-15-2014 - 12:02pm

I couldn't go out alone on a Saturday night in a million years!?!  I'm nosey so, must ask, why didn't you just walk over to the guy who bought you the drink?  Man, if I had been alone, with some irritant trying to monopolize my time (and space) I would have jumped on the opportunity!  Were you not sure who bought it?  Was the bartender too busy to be more specific?  Kudos to you, you must have some balls girlie!

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Registered: 07-16-2001
Sun, 06-15-2014 - 1:41pm
I wasn't for sure who it was. The bartender just kind of gestured in a general direction. There was a guy sitting alone and I thought it was him, but there was another one right behind him. I was waiting for him to get up and sing bc then the DJ would have said his name, but he left. I did notice a couple of girls hugging all over him when he left. Who knows if it was him or not. If so, he's probably a regular and will be back.
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Registered: 08-25-2006
Mon, 06-16-2014 - 1:58pm

Sounds like you have a great attitude about it all!  

I remember being invited to a July 4th BBQ at a friends apartment and I was single, alone, and DD was at her dads, so I went.  Well.....I don't drink.  There was only a 2 or 3 other people there, in an apartment with a tiny balacony, and after we ate they all wanted to go to the bar.  

It was me and Ben and Jerry's that night.  :)  

Serenity

Serenity
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Registered: 07-16-2001
Sat, 06-21-2014 - 6:58pm
So I was recounting this story (sort of) to a guy I have a crush on Thursday night. His response...hmmm...what was *I* doing Saturday night? I don't like to over analyze, but I took it as "gosh, I would have hung out with you". We spent the next hour dancing around flirting, mostly bc my girlfriend was sitting between us. I might have been a little tipsy, which makes me way more talkative. I don't think he minded. I'm headed out later tonight. Hoping he'll be there!
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Registered: 01-25-2010
Mon, 06-23-2014 - 9:30pm

  What happened?

chaika

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Registered: 07-16-2001
Wed, 06-25-2014 - 6:27pm
He didn't come. Hopefully I'll get to see him tomorrow night.